Tech Study – Models

Technical studies involve the development of structural models of current buildings to demonstrate the construction methods.  The example given is from the Kunsthaus Bregenz – an art gallery in Austria, which sits alongside Lake Constance.  The model shows the inner structural walls supporting the floor slabs with upturned walls. The enclosure system consists of a penetrable skin, which acts as a climate modifier, set upon a steel bracing frame.  Light is allowed to penetrate the gallery spaces through a gap between the tray walls on each level.  The glazed ceiling allows refracted, attenuated light to flood the gallery in different ways throughout the course of a day.

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